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Six weeks after narrowly losing her bid for metropolitan Omaha's competitive House seat, 2018 Democratic nominee Kara Eastman announced Thursday that she will run again in 2020.

Nebraska Democratic voters refashioned their party in this week's primary election, turning away from the only Democrat who has won a House race in Nebraska during the past 26 years and turning to women to fill three of four Senate and House nominee slots.

The 28,000-member Nebraska State Education Association's list of primary election endorsements included recommendations for Democratic Senate candidate Jane Raybould, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist and Democratic congressional candidate Brad Ashford in the 2nd District.

As Nebraska's Republican delegation in Congress hailed the passage of a massive tax cut bill as good news for families and businesses, Democratic candidates seized on the issue Wednesday and party activists prepared to take to the streets.

Rep. Don Bacon has been selected as a new member of the House Homeland Security Committee,  and the retired Air Force brigadier general will take a seat on its cybersecurity and infrastructure protection subcommittee.